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John Hunter  |  Aug 29, 2022  |  0 comments
A little over a year ago Bajio sunglasses revealed itself to the world. TTW editor John Hunter sat down with industry stalwart, founder and CEO Al Perkinson at ICAST 2022 to find out how it has been going and why it’s good to be different.
John Hunter  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
As we look ahead to ICAST 2022, Daiwa USA boss Carey Graves tells us what to keep an eye on, why the pandemic never stopped business and why the brand has anglers covered for pretty much every eventuality…
John Hunter  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
A strong industry body is vital for every sector and nowhere more so than fishing. With a new board and a number of key plans in the pipeline, the UK’s Angling Trades Association is once again ready to protect our interests, as chairman Andrew Race explains…
John Hunter  |  Jun 06, 2022  |  0 comments
Fly tying materials supplier Semperfli is winning both global friends and prestigious trade awards. TTW caught up with founders Ann and Andy Kitchener during the recent IFTD show to find out the secrets of its success.
John Hunter  |  Apr 28, 2022  |  0 comments
As part of the hugely successful Frogleys Offshore business, Australian brand Atomic has been winning tournaments – and friends – for the best part of two decades. Company director Michael Starkey talks TTW through its growth.
John Hunter  |  Feb 16, 2022  |  0 comments
UK-based tackle retail giant Angling Direct is on a mission to encourage more people to go fishing, offering customers the best selection of product at great prices with a proper buying experience. As it opens its European warehouse in The Netherlands, CEO Andy Torrance explains the next stage in its plans.
John Hunter  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments
With ICAST 2022 set to take place next summer in Orlando, Florida, TTW talks to ICAST trade show and membership vice president Blake Swango about plans so far.
John Hunter  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments
It’s been a tough year for everyone but, thanks to a strong inventory, a real team effort and a flexible approach, US tackle supplier F J Neil has continued to supply its dealers throughout the pandemic.
John Hunter  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Batson Enterprises is the go-to supplier for custom rod builders and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Formed in 2000, the family-owned business is best known for distributing Rainshadow, ALPS and ForeCast fishing tackle in the US and worldwide. Visitors to ICAST 2021 got to meet the newest addition to the fold, Eden Batson. TTW caught up with her…
John Hunter  |  Apr 30, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 23, 2020  |  0 comments
Although a relatively new brand on the market, Wolf International has already enjoyed huge success with some key products. As it unveils its breakthrough ICON alarm system, Steve Tasker tells TTW why it’s only just getting started!
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